The AR1500 tidal energy turbine. Source: Lockheed Martin
Atlantis Resources (LON:ARL), the firm behind the 398-MW MeyGen tidal energy project in Scotland, will be looking to develop a commercially-viable tidal energy pilot of three to eight turbines in Japan.
The company said it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Xodus Group to pursue such opportunities in Japan. They will be working together on securing funding for a demonstration project.
“We have a long and trusted relationship with Atlantis from the early days of their turbine testing at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and through the MeyGen project and can rely on the experience of their team to understand the opportunities and challenges of developing a tidal project in Japan,” said Pete Tipler, Principal Consultant at Xodus Group.
The pair has met with government departments, supply chain and utility companies in Japan earlier this year in a drive to promote their partnership, according to the announcement.